Tag Archive | Mary

New Year’s Resolution: To be FAT

Be FAITHFUL, AVAILABLE AND TEACHABLE It’s new year,  another year for us, another milestone in our pilgrimage in life. Only God knows what He has in store for us in this year. Certainly, it would be a year of many blessings, of opportunities, of challenges and ways to overcome them. Times like this, ‘making new […]

The Holy Family: A school for Christian Living

Homily for the feast of the Holy Family year A 2013 For some of you who may have come from a big family, you might agree with me when I say that  the expression: ‘The more the merrier’ is not always true.  I would even say, based on my personal experience, ‘the more girls there […]

Is Christ the Spirit of our Christmas?

Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent year A 2013 Someone asked me  just very recently” ‘Brother do you believe in God?’ I readily answered without thinking: ‘Of course, I am a priest for God’s sake.’ However, that particular  question  made me think deeper on my faith. It reminded me of what my former Spiritual director […]

Doing whatever Jesus tells us to do: Only possible if we always listen to him

Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 On the 16th of October 2002, the late Pope John Paul II issued an Apostolic Letter on the Most Holy Rosary of the Virgin Mary. In it the Pope declared that another set of the five decades is to be added on to the traditional […]

Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Jesus

Seven last words of Jesus on the Cross  1.”Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”  Lk. 23: 34. Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt. – Even on the cross, Jesus thinks of others. Not only that, he justifies those who crucified him saying to his Father ‘they do not know […]

Mary:Real Mother

Homily for the New Year 2012 Friends,  I wish you a  happy, blessed and a fruitful New Year. We come here today not just because we want to welcome  the New year (2012) joyfully and to celebrate this new year with the Lord through this Eucharist. We come here as a Church that celebrates the […]

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: A foretaste of Heaven

The celebration of the Holy Eucharist today in our Diocesan Seminary here in Melbourne Australia is one of those events that enabled me to have a foretaste of heaven. Truly, every Celebration of the Eucharist is a sharing of the eternal sacrifice in heaven, but today’s Mass confirms it even more. There were nine priests, with a Vietnamese […]